WE'RE BUILDING BRIDGES.
YourWords STL began when two people had the same inspiration around the same time, with just enough serendipity to bring that thought into action. Two high school friends, Dr. Anna Guzon and Dr. Steve Handoyo, like much of St Louis, were disheartened by the events surrounding and following Michael Brown Jr.'s death in 2014.
YourWords STL uses one-on-one tutoring, creative writing workshops, and collaborative writing projects to amplify the voices of St. Louis youth. We believe we can change St. Louis by empowering young people to tell their stories. Part of our mission is to provide a sense of consistency and security for these students by recruiting passionate, committed tutors and volunteers who are dedicated to attending every weekly session.
"I want to help, but I don't have enough time."
We understand! If our mission speaks to you, but you're simply too busy to commit to a full school year, consider a donation.
We would also love to hear from you if you're interested in filling in for our regular tutors when they're unable to attend sessions.
OUR ADVISORY BOARD.
Sheri Miesner Phegley
Treasure Shields Redmond